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    A Glance At Mughal Architecture In Lahore

  • Venezuela marks 100 days of unrest, at a glance

    CARACAS: Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured...

    The decision on Saturday to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from prison and place him under house arrest has once again stirred hopes that socialist President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents could sit down for talks aimed at ending the bloodshed
  • REVIEW: Pakistan at a glance

    THE year 2014 left Pakistan in a state of grief and sorrow...

    While many brutal acts of violence had taken place throughout the year, the year ended with the Army Public School Peshawar attack, in which about 150 people, mostly children, lost their lives
  • Glance at Iran's parliamentary elections

    DUBAI: Iranians are voting Friday in the country's first elections since the Islamic Republic sealed a landmark deal with the United States and other world powers over its disputed nuclear program last year...

    It is also the first nationwide vote since moderate President Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013 by promising to boost the economy, improve ties with the outside world and ease social restrictions at home
  • How Lahore came to claim the rebellious Mughal princess Zeb-un-Nisa as its own

    We were quite certain that the monument before us was not the mausoleum of Zeb-un-Nisa – the rebel Sufi poetess, daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb – even though there was a board put up here, seemingly by the Archaeology Department, stating otherwise...

    Though history suggests otherwise, the mausoleum in Nawa Kot on the Multan Road in Lahore is widely regarded as the tomb of the Mughal princess...

  • Harking back: The Mughal eunuch who signed away Lahore

    Exactly 250 years ago, on the 16th of April, 1765, the first Sikh rulers of Lahore rode into the city and took over the Lahore Fort...

    The Sikhs managed to take power while the Governor of Lahore, Kabuli Mal, an Ahmed Shah Abdali-appointed ruler, was away in Jammu recruiting Dogra soldiers to help him to save Lahore...

  • A touch of Mughal splendour in downtown Pindi

    Centuries may have passed since the reign of the Mughals, but many old buildings in downtown Rawalpindi retain some of the splendour of Mughal architecture...

    In the narrow streets of the city stand buildings inspired by Mughal and Central Asian architecture, almost all of which can be spotted by their wooden balconies, known as jharokas, that loom overhead...

  • NON-FICTION: CONTEXTUALISING THE LAST GREAT MUGHAL

    Above all, it’s a travesty of justice if a statue reportedly costing $530 million is to be erected of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji, whom Emperor Aurangzeb dismissed as a ‘mountain rat’, while the Mughal king himself rests in an obscure grave in India...

    On the other hand, sympathisers lionise him as the pious Mughal king who best exemplified Islamic principles in the grandest dynasty India has ever seen...

  • From Mughal legends to superheroes

    In a world where superheroes are famously identified as fictional characters with supernatural powers in red capes, spider suits and bat masks among others, comic series ‘Zindan: The Last Ansaars’ has enriched this traditional variety of comic book figures by introducing a new set of superheroes belonging to the Mughal era...

    “Our hope is that by using characters and settings distinct to the Mughal era, we will revive tales of heroism...

  • Mughal-era coin, ‘longest staircase’ unearthed near Ban Faqiran

    TAXILA: During an excavation at a Buddhist stupa in Ban Faqiran, archaeologists from the Federal Department of Archaeology have discovered rare antiques, including a copper coin from the Mughal era...

    However, recent excavations indicate that it was built in the Mughal era as the only coin unearthed is also from the Mughal era...

  • Mughal exhibition in Kabul a reminder of the city’s artistic glory

    KABUL: Disfigured by four decades of war, the Afghan capital Kabul offers few reminders of its former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings is seeking to change that...

    Dozens of enlarged reproductions of miniatures — highly detailed paintings the size of a school notebook — that were created in Kabul during the 16th century have gone on display in Babur Gardens, where the first Mughal...

  • Mughal-i-Azam II

    MORE than four centuries later, the proposition of a marriage continues to invoke the most vicious opposition in Akbar the Great’s fort in Lahore...

    The fort’s protection and maintenance is the responsibility of the very active and much-hailed Walled City of Lahore Authority...

  • Mughal-i-Azam II

    MORE than four centuries later, the proposition of a marriage continues to invoke the most vicious opposition in Akbar the Great’s fort in Lahore...

    The fort’s protection and maintenance is the responsibility of the very active and much-hailed Walled City of Lahore Authority...

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